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Glendale, CA
51 to 200 employees
1998
Company - Public (PSB)
Real Estate
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Brandywine Realty, First Industrial Realty, Alexandria Real Estate Equities
PS Business Parks, Inc. (NYSE: PSB) is a publicly traded full service real estate company with expertise in leasing, property management, acquisition and development. As of February 20, 2015, the Company wholly owned and operated approximately 28.4 million rentable square feet ... Read more

Mission: Where Business Works Better…
Multi-Building Business Parks in Great Locations. Pride of Ownership. Onsite Leasing and Management Teams Ready to Serve You in Many Great Locations.

PS Business Parks Reviews

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    I have been working at PS Business Parks full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    My employment at PS Business Parks has been one of the best work experiences in my career! For the past one year and a half, I have had the opportunity to learn more than I have learned in any previous position held with another company, which is priceless. Furthermore, I have received the best support and direction from colleagues and upper management.

    PS Business Park's size is one of its greatest advantages, as one is able to become familiar with almost all of the employees in some capacity, which in return, creates a "family-like" experience at work. In addition, the team at PS Business Parks is one that is unlike any other-- everyone is super kind, professional, knowledgeable, and most importantly, collaborative.

    The upper management team is very involved and has a vested interest in the employees and the success of the Company. The CEO, Maria Hawthorne, is an exemplary leader and an example of someone who has no limits, as she has worked with the company for 32 years, from Administrative Assistant to President and Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Hawthorne is sincerely interested in all of the Company's employees, strives to create a happy & healthy workplace, and is passionate about seeing employees succeed. She is involved in all aspects of the Company's operations and is extremely approachable and personable, which creates a level of comfort for all employees. Needless to say, she is a super savvy, intelligent businesswoman that holds her own in the super competitive commercial real estate & REIT industry.

    I feel fortunate to be an employee of PS Business Parks, as I know that the Company is sincere and has the best interest of both the employees and the Company's success at hand. It is also comforting to know how financially stable and secure PS Business Parks has maintained itself to be despite the ever- changing real estate market and economic environment.

    Cons

    I do not have any cons to mention at this time.

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PS Business Parks Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at PS Business Parks.

    Interview

    You do a phone interview with the HR Manager Sam Touma. If you are qualified, you move on to the in person interview with the VP, Regional Manager, and Property Manager. Very long and draining interview but somewhat useful.

    Interview Questions

    • Are you sure you are ready for operations?   1 Answer
    • Tell me a time you used your critical thinking skills and helped someone out and what was the outcome?   1 Answer
    • Tell me about yourself   1 Answer
    • What are your short and long term goals?   1 Answer
    • Tell me a time when you had a problem with a team mate. How did you approach it and what was the outcome?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I was able to negotiate. Once they make an offer. Ask how long you have to make a decision. Call the HR manager back and give a counter offer. If they resist, go slightly below your counter offer and stick with it.

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